Xperia ZL Sony

  • clock speed
    1.5
    GHz
  • RAM
    2
    GB
  • size
    5
    inches
  • resolution
    440
    ppi

Xperia SL Sony

  • clock speed
    1.7
    GHz
  • RAM
    1
    GB
  • size
    4.3
    inches
  • resolution
    341
    ppi

Review Breakdown

Sony Xperia ZL vs Xperia SL

Display

PPI, brightness, contrast ratio in sunlight and contrast ratio
9.0
8.6

Processing power

linpack, quadrant and sunspider
7.1
5.7

Camera

sensor size and aperture
5.6
5.6

Battery life

3g talk time, web vrowsing and video playback
7.4
6.8

Music

voice volume and music volume
9.5
9.5

Geekaphone Score

7.8
7.3

Detailed Comparison

display

Size
5"
4.3"
Resolution
1920 x 1080 (440 ppi)
1280 x 720 (341 ppi)
Panel
TFT LCD (RGB)
TFT LCD (RGB)
Brightness
575 cd/m²
535 cd/m²
Contrast in sunlight
2.352
2.078
Surface
Scratch-resistant glass
Scratch-resistant glass
Video out
1080p (Micro USB with MHL)
1080p (Micro HDMI)

processor

System on a chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064)
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260)
CPU
1.5 GHz, ARM Krait
1.7 GHz, Qualcomm Scorpion
Architecture
Quad core
Dual core
Linpack
631
83.6
Quadrant
7,912
3,396
GPU
400 MHz, Qualcomm Adreno 320
266 MHz, Qualcomm Adreno 220
Architecture
Quad core
Single core
GL benchmark 2.5
29
--
Epic citadel
55.4
--
Basemark x
--
--
RAM
2 GB
1 GB

camera

Lens
f/2.4, 4 mm (30 mm equiv.)
f/2.4, 4 mm (30 mm equiv.)
Resolution
12.8 MP (4128 x 3096)
12.1 MP (3888 x 3112)
Sensor
1/3" (4.8 mm × 3.6 mm)
1/3" (4.8 mm × 3.6 mm)
Light sensitivity
--
--
Flash
LED
LED
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Image stabilization
Digital
Digital
Panorama
Yes
Yes
Continuous shooting
None
None
Aperture
f/2.4
f/2.4
Secondary camera
2 MP
1.3 MP

video

Video resolution
1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Video file format
MP4 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
MP4 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
Maximum bitrate
20 Mbps
20 Mbps
Video light
Yes
Yes

battery

Type
Lithium-Ion (Non-removable)
Lithium-Ion (Non-removable)
Capacity
2,370 mA·h
1,750 mA·h
Talk time
600 min
495 min
Standby time
30,000 min
24,600 min
Tested
3G talk time
922 min
547 min
Web browsing
364 min
261 min
Video playback
328 min
366 min

music

Speaker
Stereo (Back)
Stereo (Back)
Frequency response
+0.11, -0.10
+0.10, -0.10
Noise level
-88.2 dB
-87.2 dB
Headphone
3.5 mm
3.5 mm
Frequency response
+0.55, -0.07
+0.52, -0.11
Noise level
-88.2 dB
-87.3 dB
FM radio
Receive
Receive

form factor

Size
69.3 x 131.6 x 9.8 mm
64 x 128 x 10.6 mm
Weight
151 g
144 g
Body
Plastic
Plastic
Keyboard
None
None
Buttons
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask, Camera
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask, Camera

software

Operating system
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Android 4.0
Upgradable to
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Android 4.1.2
Custom UI
--
--
Onscreen keyboards
--
--
Sunspider
1,290 ms
1,697 ms

connectivity

Network
4G, LTE (20 Mb/s)
3.5G, HSPA (14 Mb/s)
WiFi
802.11b/g/n (Hotspot)
802.11b/g/n (Hotspot)
NFC
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth
4.0
3.0
USB On-the-Go
Yes
--

features

Internal storage
16 GB
32 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
None
Included accessories
--
--
SIM card
Micro-SIM
--
Speaker volume (Voice)
74.8 dB
75.2 dB
Speaker volume (Music)
66.2 dB
65.8 dB
Special-features

sensors

Location
A-GPS, GLONASS
A-GPS, GLONASS
Gyroscope
Yes
Yes
Accelerometer
Yes
Yes
Light sensor
Yes
Yes
Proximity sensor
Yes
Yes
Compass
Yes
Yes
Thermometer
No
No
Barometer
Yes
No
Hygrometer
No
No